AEW’s Ricky Starks says he never doubted he could take on Chris Jericho on the mic

AEW’s Ricky Starks on promoting with Chris JerichoAll Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW’s Ricky Starks meets Chris Jericho in one of his biggest matches yet at Revolution this Sunday (March 5).

Starks is known as one of AEW’s best on the mic, but being promoted with Jericho has given him a chance to really prove himself against one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

Only speak to Digital Spy Prior to Revolution, Starks said he never doubted he could go toe-to-toe with Jericho on the mic.

“It’s a good little feather in my cap to know that I can stand shoulder to shoulder with Chris, which I never doubted,” Starks said. “But actually going out there and proving it on a platform helped me tremendously.”

Starks added that he practiced doing promos as a kid, so where he is now feels pretty surreal.

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“Being a younger fan, seeing myself going back and forth with Jericho now… Honestly, the funniest thing is, even when I was 12 or 11, I cut those promos in the mirror and with all the guys Talking trash about, you know, superstars. So it’s just crazy to see it being implemented in a way that it’s on AEW.

Though they’re at odds now, it wasn’t that long ago that Starks sat alongside Jericho at the announce table on Rampage.

Speaking of their time together as a commentator, Starks said, “If anything, I think it showed him, ‘Hey, I’m not a young guy who’s a pushover. be prepared.”

Starks was in the commentary while recovering from a neck injury and says the experience left him with a new set of skills to use when he returns to wrestling.

“There are things about comments that I don’t think a lot of people think about when it comes to the challenges you face,” Starks said. “Having to think as fast as possible to say certain things to improve the wrestling match and do it in such a small, limited space.

“I learned so much in such a short time that I took it for granted at the time. Looking back on it now, it was an amazing opportunity because I used many of the tools I found.

“Overall it was a great experience. I only wish I had seen it then,” he added. “Not that I didn’t, but I just wish I’d said, ‘Okay, I have to enjoy it because it’s going to go away very soon.'”

AEW Revolution will air Monday, March 6th at 1am on FITE. Catch AEW dynamite Live every Thursday at 1am in the UK and Rampage every Saturday at 3am on FITE with an AEW Plus subscription. US customers can also watch Dynamite on TBS and Rampage on TNT, and in the UK Dynamite will be repeated on ITV4.

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